Walmart Canada said Thursday that it is building its first distribution centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Walmart Canada will invest more than $56 million in the project. The site will be located at 125 Frenette Ave and is slated to open fall 2022. The 221,000 square foot facility will sit on almost 19 acres of land.
The project will create more than 200 jobs inside the distribution centre, as well as construction and engineering roles during the build.
The new distribution centre will provide fresh and frozen groceries for Walmart Canada’s 43 Atlantic Canada stores.
“Today’s investment is exciting news for all our associates, customers and supplier partners as we continue building a Walmart Canada that is the envy of the world,” said Horacio Barbeito, President and CEO, Walmart Canada.
“We are growing, and we are innovating because our customers deserve the best experience when they choose to shop with us. Today is a proud day,” he added.
“Walmart Canada is delighted to be building our first distribution centre in Atlantic Canada in Moncton,” said John Bayliss, Executive Vice-President, Transformation Officer, Walmart Canada. “We’re developing a world class supply chain that prioritizes our customers. The better and stronger the supply chain, the quicker our customers can get the products they want in our stores and online.”